My name is Kristin.
I am a mom… and a big fat liar.
I lie to my husband, my kids and myself all day long. Perhaps I should feel badly about lying to those I love so dearly, but the truth it I don’t feel badly at all! To be frank these white lies are getting me through most days. Here are some of the lies that I catch myself in on a daily basis:
I’ll be there in two minutes…
No I won’t. I might not even be there in ten minutes. There are certain things that us moms come running for, racing down the halls straight to the source of high- pitched screaming, sobbing and possibly bleeding, and there are certain things that give us pause. If I have told you that I will be there in two minutes, then I have already mentally assessed your needs and deemed them a Code NO. Code NO stands for any of the following:
No, I do not want to play Barbies, My Little Ponies or Legos right this second.
No, I don’t care what you and your sisters are arguing over. I can not imagine it being life threatening.
No, I don’t want to fix you your tenth snack of the hour. Why don’t you rest of your last snack? It is on the floor where you threw it.
No I don’t have or clue or a care as to where you put your Monster High Doll that is missing three quarters of its limbs. If we are lucky that creature has found its way to the trash or the dog’s intestinal track.
These are not emergency situations. They are not even close and therefore…I will be there in two (or twenty) minutes.
I don’t have a favorite child…
Yes I do, and I bet you moms do too. There are times where one of the girls is my favorite kid because she is the only one who has not made me cry by lunchtime. She can quickly be replaced by dinnertime though depending on who naps and who eats their meal without complaining. Another favorite child emerges at bedtime. Whoever stays in their beds for the evening is now the champion of my heart. The darling of the day is decided on a rotating basis obviously and I am ok with that. Everyone gets a turn. No need to fight for my affection kids, each one of your stars will rise and then fall again darlings.
Please read the rest of this bad boy at Parent Co by clicking HERE.